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DOT Extends Speed-Limiter Rule Comment Period
DOT Extends Speed-Limiter Rule Comment Period

November 1, 2016
A 30-day extension of the public comment period for a proposed truck speed-limiter rule was announced today by the National Highway Traffic Safety...

Could House Highway Bill Hurt Smaller Fleets?
Could House Highway Bill Hurt Smaller Fleets?

October 25, 2015
A letter signed by eight businesses and associations that together represent over 9,500 motor carriers, brokers and shippers has been sent to the House ...

Did FMCSA Spin Report on HOS Restart?
Did FMCSA Spin Report on HOS Restart?

July 31, 2015
The day after the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration stated its general satisfaction with a Government Accountability Office study of the...

Will Trump Effect Unseat Key House Transpo Leaders?
Will Trump Effect Unseat Key House Transpo Leaders?

October 18, 2016
Of great interest to the trucking industry is the impact Donald Trump’s recent free fall in the polls may have on the reelection of key members of the House...

3 Ways ELDs Should Help Prevent Driver Coercion
3 Ways ELDs Should Help Prevent Driver Coercion

August 10, 2017
Drivers are at the heart of the electronic logging device mandate that kicks in just over four months from now. According to Pete Allen of MiX Telematics,...

FMCSA to Study 'Excessive Commuting' by Truck Drivers
FMCSA to Study 'Excessive Commuting' by Truck Drivers

November 27, 2017
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is seeking comment on a proposed survey of “excessive commuting” by truck drivers. The agency is defining as...

Trucking Alliance Clarifies Stance on Advanced Safety Technologies
Trucking Alliance Clarifies Stance on Advanced Safety Technologies

November 3, 2017
The Alliance for Driver Safety & Security, also known as the Trucking Alliance, has released an addendum to a statement it issued on Nov. 1 that endorses a...

Chao Confirmed as Transportation Chief
Chao Confirmed as Transportation Chief

January 31, 2017
As expected, Elaine Chao was easily confirmed in largely bipartisan fashion on Jan. 31 as Secretary of Transportation by the U.S. Senate.

FMCSA Proposes Split Sleeper Berth Pilot Program
FMCSA Proposes Split Sleeper Berth Pilot Program

June 5, 2017
Hoping to develop “statistically reliable evidence” on whether split-sleeper-berth time affects driver safety performance and fatigue, the Federal Motor...

Trucking Groups Slam FMCSA Approach to Safety-Fitness Rule
Trucking Groups Slam FMCSA Approach to Safety-Fitness Rule

April 12, 2016
A coalition of trucking interests has come out bluntly critical of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s efforts to put in place its proposed...